Wellsite Operations Troubleshooting Masterclass

Workshop Overview

A wellsite is the location of a well or multiple wells that have been drilled for the purpose of extracting naturally occurring gas and oil. The extracted oil or gas is transported via pipelines and other means to different parts of the world for sale. There are many such mineral rich sites around the globe containing coal, oil, gas, etc. The wellsite ranges in size from half to two acres depending on the production facilities needed. Oil and gas deposits are generally found deep within the earth’s crust requiring drilling using trenchless technology for extraction.

Well services is a department within a petroleum production company through which matters concerning existing wells are handled. Having a shared well services department for all (or at least multiple) assets operated by a company is seen as advantageous as it allows the pooling of talent, experience and resources for managing wells.

Drilling and service personnel struggle daily with the oil and gas industry’s inexperienced labor force. This inexperience at the wellsite results in excessive non-productive time, trouble time, and invisible lost time. These, in turn, lead to unsafe incidents and excessive costs to the operator, the contractor and the service industry.

Major Benefits Of Attending:

By end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • SCOPE an established and proven alternative methods how to deal with and manage well’s problems i.e. loss and waste,
  • INTEGRATE and apply a Simple set of Loss Standards, Instructions and Guidelines and Day t0 Day work elements
  • BROADEN individual knowledge and leadership understanding of managing lost/ wasted time throughout a well’s operational life cycle
  • UNDERSTAND how to better recognize, analyse , determine, evaluate the reality and extent “things that go wrong” i.e. hazards and risks that result in today’s operations
  • UNDERSTAND different loss control leadership methods and standards to ‘SEE’ the difference that People CAN-DO when ‘all things that go wrong/right within well operations’ are addressed, investigated, learned from, translated and sustained
  • OPTIMIZE individual and organizational application of Professional Loss Control Safety Leadership Management in the workplace

Who Should Attend?

The seminar is specifically designed for:

  • Operations Managers
  • Drilling Managers
  • Rig Managers
  • Contract Drilling Engineers
  • Wellsite Engineers, Superintendents
  • Drilling and Completion Well Supervisors
  • Senior Drilling Contractors
  • Wellsite Service Personnel

Why you Should Attend?

The location of a wellsite is subject to laws of the state in which it is located. Wellsites are selected considering different factors using the latest technology to determine the subsurface geology, topography of the land, and characteristic of the oil or gas reservoir. Oil can be piped to the refinery, filled in trucks or processed at the wellsite but a gas well has to be connected to a transmission pipeline or transported in pressurized vessels after liquefaction.

The working area required for a wellsite depends on factors such as the size of the rig that will be used for drilling, service rig including trucks for conducting frac operations and nitrogen trucks, crew station, special equipment, type of drill sump, storage area for material drilled out during the operation, berms, and drainage ditches.

Good well planning is essential. However, in spite of very good planning and design there exist geological and reservoir uncertainties, surface and downhole environmental constraints, failed equipment, and misunderstood practices coupled with inexperienced wellsite personnel that are creating unsafe work conditions and driving up drilling cost.

In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to learn about integrating and applying a simple set of loss Standards, instructions and guidelines and day to day work elements. They also engage in group discussions in terms of avoiding problems in well operations and also discover the evidence, latent causes and effects and corrective actions required.